Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Experimenting with Lighting

Most of my pictures are taken in natural light situations and in more natural surroundings so winter really gets in the way of me getting out with my camera. To be perfectly honest, I could go out, I just choose not to as I hate being cold.

I do have some limited lighting equipment, and today decided to pull it out and set up an area to start learning it better.

Anakin was the first to sit for me as I played around and you can just feel the enthusiasm coming off of him in waves.
Mia was slightly more animated, if not too much so. I ended up converting this shot to B&W as her colorful dress was distracting to me.
I even had Claudia sit for me for a minute. I always feel slightly guilty asking her to sit as she always feels so self-conscious and takes a while to relax.
I even tried for a group shot. This one is off focus and completely imperfect, but I love it anyway because that is the most natural I've ever gotten Claudia to be for the camera.
As you can tell, I wasn't paying as much attention to focus or composition as I normally would. Learning lighting is a lot harder for me than those things, but I think today went well, and I definitely got better results than previous times. I count that as a success.


Shannon January 13, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

definitely a great run! I really want to invest in some lighting stuff... other things just keep taking priority of my doing what I'd like to do with photography! *sigh* o well... I have my entire life ahead of me!

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I'm a SAHM that loves photography. My kids are my main models but they're on to me and have started running in the opposite direction of me and my camera. Well, all but the youngest. She's a ham. To compensate I take pictures of just about everything else from flowers and bugs, to landscapes and anything else that will sit still. And I share it all here because I might as well do something with it. :)


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